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Settled and Unsettled

15 Nov

It’s been long enough since I mixed the bucks and does for spring break babies that I have a good idea of who will have kids in March and who didn’t settle.

Clover, Wanda and Astra all seem to have settled.

Of the girls that I didn’t see come into heat when they were with the bucks, Bambi and Vinnie have come into heat since then, so I know they aren’t bred.

Vinnie

Daisy, I thought might have been in heat, but she came into heat around the same time as Bambi and Vinnie, so it must have just been lots of hormones and not her.  She couldn’t have come back into heat that soon.

Daisy

Cinnamon might have been in heat around the same time, but she wasn’t obvious, so I’m not sure.

Cinnamon

Sidney and Blaze I’ve not seen in heat, so they are probably bred.

Sidney

I have seen LilyAnn in heat, and that doesn’t surprise me.  I thought she was too far into being heat to get bred when I put her in with Zeus.

LilyAnn

Then there’s Zinnia.  She came into heat right after I put her with Xerxes.  She was bred.  She came back into heat.

Zinnia

I’m a little worried about Xerxes’s low success rate at making babies.  I’m not sure if it’s him or the lack of copper in the girls.  Yes, it can cause fertility problems.

Xerxes

We’ll have to see what happens with the girls I give him for June babies.  Otherwise, I might have to rethink keeping him forever as a replacement for when Fionn is gone.

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Random Shots

8 Nov

Noelle is adorable, but she still has no manners.  What is it with my animals and their lack of manners?

Noelle

Dolly was in heat.  Despite my insistence that she is retired, she was making out with Xerxes. Now she’s all disgusting like a buck.

Dolly

Fluffy tail was chewing me out.  I did let him/her know that I’m not the one to worry about.  That would be Sky.

My Casey Doodle.  He was such a sick baby, and look at him now–big fat boy wether.

Casey

A lady bug on the fence post

a ladybug

This dog is such a goofy boy.  Don’t feel sorry for my mom.  She encourages such behavior!

Sky on Mom’s lap

Happy, happy day!

Up a Tree

15 Aug

You might remember that when I first moved the girls to the front pasture, I had some issues with goats climbing the fallen tree and ending up on the wrong side.  Daisy kind of took that to the extreme.  Long after everyone else figured out how to stay in, she was still getting out and making me come open the gate for her.

Daisy in the tree; Penny by the fence

I swear every time I go out in pasture she’s up a tree.

Seriously.

(Moose and Maisie below)

She is also the one who was “accidentally” climbing the cattle panels to get into the buffer strip along the bean field.

She is a stinker.  Luckily, she seems to have quit that (for now).